Mengistab Tsegaye

Executive Director, World Skills Co-Chair, OLIP Economic Integration Sector Table

Mengistab Tsegaye has worked over 25 years in the newcomer’s settlement and integration sector, and he was an immigrant himself. Mr. Tsegaye is co-founder and Executive Director of World Skills, an organization that provides employment services to newcomers in Ottawa. He has a Social Work background and extensive experience in employment issues and the challenges newcomers face. Mengistab’s past and present settlement and community involvement includes:

  • Board member, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI),
  • President of the Eritrean Community of Ottawa,
  • Member of the Ontario works monitoring committee,
  • Board member, Ottawa Carleton Housing Authority,
  • Chair of settlement .org,
  • Chair of Algonquin College Community Collaboration Committee, and
  • Member of the Employer council of champions in Ottawa.